Random Music News for Thursday, June 11, 2015

You know that photo on the cover of the first Rage Against the Machine album? That’s a real picture of the self-immolation of  a Buddhist monk named Thích Quảng Đức. That happened on this day in 1963.

  1. Time for some celebrity-neighbours-from-hell stories.
  2. Hey, Millennials! Think you got it rough? Gen X has it worse.
  3. The hipster is dead. What’s coming next?
  4. Ed Sheeran, stutterer.
  5. Holy crap! Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill has turned 20.
  6. Of Mice and Men singer hospitalized because of Marfan syndrome.
  7. Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness has turned into a crime fighter on the Côte d’Azur. Seriously.
  8. Whenever there’s an explosion or car bomb in Baghdad, this classical musician turns up to play in an act of defiance.
  9. Here’s an in-depth look at the staging of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour. (Via Michael)
  10. If hell is Nicki Minaj, this is what it looks like.
  11. Interesting: a podcast transcription service.
  12. A John Lennon guitar stolen 52 years ago has turned up in San Diego.
  13. Breaking news! Billy Corgan just adopted two kittens!
  14. No jail for AC/DC’s Phil Rudd–yet.
  15. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” video has hit a billion views.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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